IFAW statement in response to Prime Minister Abe’s desire to return to commercial whaling

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Jun 10 2014

10th June 2014 – Further to Prime Minister Abe’s comments to a Japanese parliamentary hearing about his desire for Japan to return to commercial whaling, claiming that the world does not understand Japan’s “culture” of whaling.  IFAW’s marine campaign manager made the following comment:


“If Prime Minister Abe genuinely seeks greater understanding from the international community, complying with the judgment of the World Court would be a good start. 


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